In Philadelphia, Putting on a Show for a Holy Headliner

September 19, 2015 3:33 PM

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In Philadelphia, Putting on a Show for a Holy Headliner

More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia for two days of speeches, celebrations and communion, Scott Mirkin, a local concert producer, was staring at a grassy patch in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, trying to ensure that the papal visit also would be a decent piece of entertainment.

At least one million people are expected to descend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway next weekend, taking over the leafy boulevard that extends from downtown into the city’s cultural district. Saturday night, the pope will oversee a concert featuring Andrea Bocelli and other pop stars, and on Sunday...

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